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The number of deaths and new positive COVID-19 tests climbed over the last 24 hours in Italy, over half in Lombardy, but the overall active cases fell by 1,976.
FIGC President Gabriele Gravina warns Serie A must get back on track to avoid ‘the collapse of revenue which in the short term would be over €700m.’
Multiple sources claim Arthur Melo has already informed Juventus he will not leave Barcelona this summer, spoiling the Miralem Pjanic move.
Angelo Di Livio believes Juventus are lacking the ‘aggression, ruthless streak and attachment to the shirt’ they had under Max Allegri, ‘the new Marcello Lippi’.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has reportedly flown back to Sweden for treatment after sustaining a calf injury during training for Milan.
Bologna say they ‘suspect’ an unnamed member of their first team staff has contracted coronavirus.
Jorginho’s agent claims Chelsea could sell the midfielder ‘if a big-enough offer comes in’ and reveals he has been contacted by ‘two top European clubs’.
Olympique Lyonnais’ fitness coach has revealed that ‘I hope Lazio take home the Scudetto and we strike the final blow’ on Juventus.
Giorgio Chiellini remembers when Gonzalo Higuain found ‘paradise’ at Juventus when he signed from Napoli in 2016 but admits the striker can be ‘too’ sensitive.
Mario Balotelli’s brother has claimed that talk of the striker possibly leaving Brescia is ‘all nonsense. He trains like a professional every day’.
Gremio’s President has declared that ‘there are no offers right now’ for Brazil winger Everton Soares, who has been linked with Napoli.
Nahuel Bastos’ agent has revealed that Talleres are prepared to sell the Roma target for €9m.
All 20 Premier League clubs have voted in favour of resuming contact training from today.
Mario Balotelli held talks with Brescia officials today after his training no-show, amidst reports a contract termination is close.
Roma are reportedly eyeing up moves for Talleres striker Nahuel Bustos and River Plate defender Gonzalo Montiel.
Chelsea have waived their €8m buyback clause for Sassuolo winger Jeremie Boga, who has emerged as a target for Juventus.
Tony Di Piazza has officially vacated his role as Vice-President of Palermo, owning to disagreements with the club’s board.
Paris Saint-Germain are allegedly in advanced talks with Inter regarding a permanent deal for loanee Mauro Icardi, set to make €10m a year in Paris.
Mario Balotelli returns to training today, but Brescia reportedly contemplate terminating his contract in Lombardy.
Bologna have reportedly rescheduled their training sessions and will start early in the morning, worried about the heat and risk of injuries.
Sweden international Dejan Kulusevski looks forward to starring with Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala at Juventus: “I'm on the right track. First, I want to finish well at Parma.”
Juventus defender Merih Demiral could gradually return to the pitch, as the Turkey international steps up his recovery at Continassa.
Sporting director Marcello Carli backs ‘enthusiastic’ coach Walter Zenga and confirms he will continue at Cagliari beyond the current campaign.
The CTS has made it known that there are no intentions of lowering the two-week quarantine period for players affected by coronavirus.
Today's front page headlines in English from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Serie B side Trapani, Serie C outfits Siena and Catania have been deferred to the Disciplinary Commission and could be docked points for not paying wages on time.
Inter, Chelsea, Leicester City, Borussia Dortmund, Eintracht Frankfurt and Schalke 04 are all interested in Atalanta wing-back Robin Gosens.
Lazio chief medic Ivo Pulcini has denied rumours that goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha tested positive for COVID-19. ‘That’s fake news.’
There are growing reports of a total breakdown in communication between Mario Balotelli and Brescia after he skipped training. ‘No comment.’
Gaetano Castrovilli talks about his childhood Fiorentina dream, working on his finishing and his admiration for Kevin de Bruyne. ‘He’s phenomenal.’
Atalanta are not just a success on the field, but above all of it, registering profits of €26.4m, their third consecutive year with over €20m.
Sampdoria midfielder Edgar Barreto has reportedly terminated his contract early by mutual consent.
The Lega Serie A released a statement confirming the plan of starting games from June 13 and demanding pay-per-view television companies stick to the contracts.
Senad Lulic jokes that May 26 has become his ‘second birthday,’ as it marks the day he scored Lazio’s Coppa Italia Final winner against Roma in 2013.
Atletico Madrid have set their sights on Duvan Zapata, but Atalanta want at least €60m for the Colombia international striker.